TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives


You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


Depression and Suicide If you or a loved one is feeling depressed or suicidal, you are not alone. Talk with other users about your feelings here.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Elle
Average Joe
***
 
don'tstopbelievin's Avatar
 
Name: Elle
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Location: Newcastle

Posts: 137
Join Date: February 6th 2010

General question that might have been asked before - February 24th 2010, 11:37 PM

This thread has been labeled as triggering by the original poster or by a Moderator. Please take this into consideration before continuing to read.

I put this as triggering because it's possible some people may reflect on this and it may cause them to feel depressed.

Do you believe you will suffer from a mental illness for life? Do you think you're going to be plagued by depression forever?

Sometimes I look at my mother, who has been battling several mental illnesses for her entire life to date and will continue to do so for the rest of it. And it makes me wonder how she copes, knowing she will always wake up depressed. Knowing she will always feel worthless, insecure, unhappy and apathetic. I don't know if I will cope if I end up in the same predicament.

What keeps you going? What makes it all worth being here for?

I guess I keep myself going by telling myself that I have so much to see, do and experience. Not many people are fortunate enough to be in my current position, no matter the hardships I have been through, and I should take full advantage of what life has to offer.

Anyone else?
   
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Member
Regular TeenHelper
*****
 
no.ordinary.dreamer's Avatar
 
Name: Samantha
Age: 25
Gender: Female

Posts: 358
Join Date: May 29th 2009

Re: General question that might have been asked before - February 25th 2010, 12:12 AM

I cherish any happiness or joy i feel and i always remind myself that there are people depending on me and I want to be a psychologist some say so i can help other people


~Samantha~

PM me anytime

Recovering Self Harmer

Rape Survivor 9/28/11

The Day I Met My Soulmate 10/27/11
   
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Elle
Average Joe
***
 
don'tstopbelievin's Avatar
 
Name: Elle
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Location: Newcastle

Posts: 137
Join Date: February 6th 2010

Re: General question that might have been asked before - February 25th 2010, 12:33 AM

That's a really positive outlook to have. I'm very inspired by that, thanks for sharing
   
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
Member
Regular TeenHelper
*****
 
no.ordinary.dreamer's Avatar
 
Name: Samantha
Age: 25
Gender: Female

Posts: 358
Join Date: May 29th 2009

Re: General question that might have been asked before - February 25th 2010, 12:39 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by don'tstopbelievin View Post
That's a really positive outlook to have. I'm very inspired by that, thanks for sharing
im glad you found it inspiring
your welcome


~Samantha~

PM me anytime

Recovering Self Harmer

Rape Survivor 9/28/11

The Day I Met My Soulmate 10/27/11
   
  (#5 (permalink)) Old
Chaos Theory Offline
Knowledge will truimph.
Junior TeenHelper
****
 
Chaos Theory's Avatar
 
Gender: Male

Posts: 301
Blog Entries: 8
Join Date: February 10th 2010

Re: General question that might have been asked before - February 25th 2010, 02:08 AM

I am still putting what life threw at me because I know my family needs me. I am needed to bring in wealth after I am out of grad school. It is sad, but my family has invested too much onto me. If I am suddenly gone, that investment on me will be completely wasted.


To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To give of one's self; To leave the world a bit better...; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - This is to have succeeded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

http://www.formspring.me/ToucheTurtle <-- Ask me a question
   
  (#6 (permalink)) Old
Batman. Offline
Protector of Gotham
I can't get enough
*********
 
Batman.'s Avatar
 
Name: Julz
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Location: Ontario, Canada

Posts: 2,724
Blog Entries: 5
Join Date: December 14th 2009

Re: General question that might have been asked before - February 25th 2010, 02:24 AM

Hard to say, since I'm in a rough spot right now, and have been fluxuating for many years. I mean, my outlook may change when my circumstances do, but I'm not sure.
   
  (#7 (permalink)) Old
Oddoneout Offline
Member
Average Joe
***
 
Oddoneout's Avatar
 
Name: Daniel
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Location: Canada

Posts: 131
Join Date: February 22nd 2009

Re: General question that might have been asked before - February 25th 2010, 02:26 AM

my depression is usaly tolerable with some attacks , I have learned to handle them, I will probably have to handle this for the rest of my life, what keeps me going? I geuss the answer is other people, the reason I don't kill myself during the attacks when everything good in the world disappears is because I couldn't do that to my family my mom had a panic attack when she found out I had depression.

I have been dealing with it for my entire life so it's the norm for me for feel like this I am used to it and when I am happy it feels good but I don't feel like myself when I am. pain hurts less when you are used to it


wanna talk?

AIM: oddoneout667
MSN: dancl667@hotmail.com

with or without religion a good person will do good and an evil one will do evil
  Send a message via AIM to Oddoneout Send a message via MSN to Oddoneout  
  (#8 (permalink)) Old
Elle
Average Joe
***
 
don'tstopbelievin's Avatar
 
Name: Elle
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Location: Newcastle

Posts: 137
Join Date: February 6th 2010

Re: General question that might have been asked before - February 25th 2010, 02:35 AM

That's another thing for me actually. Depression is.. normal now I guess. So normal that it only really is a struggle when I'm really feeling down. And I have to work hard to pick myself up. But I forget that other people don't feel like this too generally. It just feels normal. It doesn't feel like the end of the world.
   
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
asked, general, question

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright 1998-2018, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.